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Me, an object oriented programmer, using encapsulation to enforce a separation of concerns: Haha fuck yeah!!! Yes!!

Me, identifying interactions between the concerns I previously separated: Well this fucking sucks. What the fuck.

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it's called ssh because it's quieter than typing on the server's physical keyboard, so u can be sneaky about it /j

this laptop is called "fearless"
the background is a baby me scared out of my mind on a friend's dirtbike

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yeah, i'm really enjoying fedora silverblue

it was a little awkward at first trying to understand how to tweak an "immutable" operating system, but really with flatpaks and distrobox, it works really well

it's nice to have a system that is hard to break, and easy to roll back, and having separate containers for different versions of compilers and stuff makes development so much easier!

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My instance will be going read-only in November, and then offline next year

If anyone is on a friendly instance that'll have me, let me know!

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Here's a thought: self-hosting all technology, a common end goal of many software freedom enthusiasts, has nothing to do with freedom. Rather, it's the logical end of hyper-individualism applied to source code.

food (vegan +) 

sometimes people tell me about the health benefits of a vegan diet, and like... that's cool, but i don't care about that for a second... i just want to stuff my face in a more ethical and ecological way if at all possible

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food (vegan +) 

going vegan, my greatest regret was the burger

there are some really good vegan patties these days though

burger with plant-based patty, cheese and mayo, with a side of oven "fries"

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j’ai pris une habitude dernièrement, au lieu de dire "si c’est ok pour tout le monde", je dis "à part si quelqu’un me crie dessus"

i don't know if i forgot how much of a hassle arch linux was on desktops or if i simply had way more patience for linux tweaking ten years ago, but i've bailed and switched to fedora instead

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i have a new computer arriving soon, and will be using linux on it (probably arch)
i've not used linux on the (lap|desk)top since uni, anyone got any tip and tricks for setting things up nice in 2022?

i want a gui, have used tiling wms in the past and wouldn't mind doing that again, but i'm open to all recommendations

at one point the kitchen looked like this

we tried to remove some random panelling above the cupboards, and discovered that the beams were not structural, so the drop ceiling started to come down
we didn't intend to replace the drop ceiling that early, but this forced our hand, and tbh we don't regret it

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we painted the cupboards in the kitchen, and it's the glow-up of the century!
cooking doesn't feel like punishment any more

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Drinking caffeine, rolling 1d6 for mental health points and then flipping a coin to determine whether to add or subtract them

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when the creator of octocat adventures* speaks, you listen. David Oreilly is dead on.

*and other dope shit too

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For a workshop about the minimalist constructed language "Toki Pona", I attempted to put the entire grammar on one page, and the entire vocabulary on the other side! What do you think? What questions do you have as you're reading it?

ranting about bad tech job 

I think one of the things that sends me for a loop with this job, is that the higher ups aren't even good at being ruthless capitalists.
The company is screwing over its customers, burning out its developers, haemorrhaging talent every week, but mostly because they have no fucking idea what they're doing.
Buying unprofitable companies with busted tech stacks and making no plans to overhaul anything. Deciding to try and get on the NFT grift *now*. Changing plans almost every week so half the work we do is just thrown out. Struggling so bad with internal communication that entire projects get killed because they're built on a misunderstanding or another team is already building an equivalent.

Like absolutely fuck the money-first mindset these companies operate under, but at least cut-throat immoral capitalism *makes sense*. We have no strategy, just a handful of assholes who fell backwards into a position of power, incapable of recognising their own incompetence, writing roadmaps...

I am quitting this job, two weeks left to endure.

Not sure what I'll be up to next, but if it's more programming, I'm going to do a lot more due diligence trying to find a place that isn't as FUBAR as this one.

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This is what the erosion of a developer's motivation under bad management looks like

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Rather than make new devices that will turn into e-waste after the event, we're recycling old price tags into networked conference badges.

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the mastodon instance at is retired

see the end-of-life plan for details: